Life is not a destination. It is a journey, and with that, there are times where you have to make essential choices. Many things get thrown at you, forcing you to multi-task. In fact, you are praised for doing so. You brag about it, and the people around you nod, agreeing with how super powerful you are. What you are completely oblivious about, though, is that you are damaging your inner soul. You are hurting yourself by pushing, forcing and insisting on finishing multiple jobs at the same time.
If you just stopped and this time, I really mean STOP for just a minute, breath and then put everything down you would realize that your mind is going 300 km per hour. This engine is going to shut down soon, and no matter how many times you change its oil, the millage is going crazy.
You aren’t here on this planet to be running this hard or trying to accomplish many activities just to get it done. I am not just mentioning work, school, and parenting. I can discuss many other incidents. Have you ever been on holiday and all you have done is take photos? Run here take a shot then run there take another shot without spending a second to even look around you and enjoy the place you have paid to visit? Do you not eat your food faster while you are reading or checking your phone at the same time so that you can get more done in that small period of time? Are you nodding right now in agreement?
Let’s stop for a minute and not rush so much. Let’s accomplish things one place at a time, one moment at a time. Stop and look around you. Admire the trees, the air, the clouds, and breath in your surrounding. How about just letting go of everything and just lean back on a chair without doing anything at all? Take a break for a second and just realize what you are doing every day repeatedly is harming you. The last thing you want is to turn 80 and then wonder where your life went?
Taking a vacation once a year for two weeks is just not going to cut it, and I can easily tell you why your body is too tired and cannot revive in just two weeks. Take a break every day and undertake things one at a time. Go to one place at a time.
Many meditate 15 minutes a day but if you don’t want to do that then just sit for 15 minutes every day without checking your phone, answering anyone’s request and thinking about what you are going to do next!
Written by Jeyran Main